Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,415 pages of information and 233,868 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1896 The Waterford and Limerick Railway became the Waterford, Limerick and Western Railway.
1901 Amalgamated with and became part of the Great Southern and Western Railway.(Route: 342 miles).
The locomotives of the W&LR and the W,L&WR are listed below.
Three 4-4-0s were built by Kitson in 1896-7, no 53 Jubilee, 54 Killemnee and 55 Bernard, which became GSWR 296-8, also losing their names. (No 297 was scrapped in 1928 but the other two lasted until 1949.)
1891 Vulcan Foundry built two 2-4-2 tank engines: 13 Derry Castle and 14 Lough Derg for the Limerick-Tralee line
1895 Kitson and Co built two 0-4-4 tank engines for the Tuam service: 51 Castle Hacket and 52 Brian Boru.
1896-7 16 Rocklands, 17 Faugh a Ballagh, 18 Geraldine and 21 Castle Blarney built by Robinson and Kitson and Co.
1895-7 Dubs built four 0-6-0s: 45 Colleen Baton, 46 Erin Go Bragh, 49 Dreadnought and 50 Hercules.
1897-9 Kitson and Co built four 0-6-0s: 56 Thunderer, 57 Cyclops, 58 Goliath, 2 Shannon.